Bug 8329 - problems when installing redhat 6.1 with german keyboard
problems when installing redhat 6.1 with german keyboard
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: installer (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Jay Turner
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Reported: 2000-01-10 07:55 EST by Joachim Backes
Modified: 2015-01-07 18:40 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-02-14 09:09:25 EST
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Description Joachim Backes 2000-01-10 07:55:10 EST
When installing redhat 6.1 with a german keyboard, then chars as / for
example are not recognized correctly during redhat installation, when using
the text mode (/ on german keybords ha another position than on us
keyboard). So, I have to look where / on US keybords, and then I have to
type the - sign.

Additionally, when choosing special chars for the initial root password
which differ between us and german keyboards, then a later login fails
because of wrong root password. This is based on the same reasons as above.
Comment 1 Cristian Gafton 2000-01-27 03:29:59 EST
assign to installer
Comment 2 Jay Turner 2000-02-14 09:09:59 EST
The loading of keymaps is vastly improved in the latest installer (available in
beta) so this problem should be fixed.  Selecting a German kayboard at the
outset of the installer will load load the correct keymap and you will be able
to type as you normally would.

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